Concepts of Romance: America & Traditional
Watanabe from Japan
Watanabe says that Americans plan romantic
activities; whereas, Japanese do
are many different concepts of romance between
Americans and traditional Japanese. There are
different ways in which they show their affections,
such as by giving gifts, creating romantic
situations and planning romantic activities.
The most significant difference between
American ad Japanese is activities that
the Americans plan romantic activities
while the traditional Japanese do not.
Americans often present gifts to their lovers in a
casual way. Men, especially, give gifts to their
lovers frequently. The gifts are very simple and
sweet, such as a rose, chocolates, or jewelry.
Americans are also very good at creating a romantic
situation. For example, men will make a reservation
at a good quality restaurant before a date.
the men appear in front of their lovers wearing a
suit and cologne. As a result, women feel very
charmed. Most Americans enjoy romantic activities,
such as walking on the beach under the moonlight
and going to a high little hill to see a beautiful
night view and shining stars.
Americans, traditional Japanese rarely give gifts
to their lovers, so it is not common to give a gift
on a date. They give gifts, often very expensive
jewelry, on their anniversary or a special
occasion. Japanese men don't like to choose gifts
for their lovers, so some men try to avoid having a
romantic moment. For example, men pretend to forget
about an anniversary.
Japanese men don't try to create romantic
situations. The men never make a reservation at a
restaurant except when women force them to do it.
Moreover, men feel uncomfortable eating at an
expensive restaurant, so they never go there
most significant difference between American and
Japanese is activities that the Americans plan
romantic activities while the traditional Japanese
do not. For example, traditional Japanese parents
are very restrictive, so the couples are more
likely not to make any plans to go out. In
conclusion, there are many different concepts of
romance between American and Japanese. Overall,
Americans are more romantic than
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